Does your child or grandchild have prediabetes?
Most may wonder about this question for adults but diabetes and it’s precursor, prediabetes, is getting more common in childhood and adolescence. I’ve outlined some signs of childhood prediabetes to watch out for below…if you notice these signs, get your child tested. I’m also giving a talk on Preventing and Treating Diabetes and Prediabetes this Thursday the 21st at 6:30pm, please join me to get much more informed on the topic. Help me attain my fundraising goal in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association and make a donation through this link or at my upcoming talk.
Signs of prediabetes in children:
- Dark patches of skin (called acanthosis nigricans) – usually appearing on the neck, upper back, knees, knuckles or armpits.
- Fatigue is very common in kids with pre/diabetes. If there’s no obvious reason for it, it may be a sign of pre/diabetes.
- Increased hunger. Since the body is not responding well to the extra insulin, the urge to eat remains. If you notice increased hunger it may be a sign of prediabetes.
- Increased thirst & frequent urination. These are telltale signs of prediabetes. The body is trying to get rid of the extra glucose through more urination…which makes you more thirsty.
- Other signs in children: yeast infections, delayed skin healing of cuts or wounds
2016 Naturopathic Seminar Schedule – click to see my upcoming talks
My upcoming seminars:
- Jan 21st, 6:30pm – Prediabetes and diabetes – Naturopathic treatment and prevention. Donations accepted for Canadian Diabetes Association.
- Jan 28th, 6:30pm – Alzheimer’s & other dementia’s – Naturopathic treatment and prevention. Donations accepted for Alzheimer Society.
- Feb 4th, 6:30pm – Cholesterol and optimizing heart health
- Feb 11th, 6:30pm – Depression and anxiety, Naturopathic Treatment
- Feb 18th, 6:30pm – Crohn’s and Colitis, Naturopathic Treatment
- Feb 25th, 6:30pm – ADHD & learning disorders, Naturopathic Program for Success
Four Seasons Naturopathic Wellness (rear entrance)
305 Carrville Rd, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Cost – FREE. Food donations for the Richmond Hill Food Bank will be accepted (click to see which foods are in greatest need). Monetary donations will also be accepted for topic-related charities.
RSVP at 905-597-7201 or online